Could A Major AEW Star Retire In London?


Following the announcement that AEW will hold a massive show at Wembley Stadium in London, England, a report has suggested that Sting could have his retirement match on the show.

It was announced on Dynamite in Long Island, NY that on Sunday, August 27th, AEW will make their United Kingdom debut when they present AEW All In at Wembley Stadium in London, England. That caught many fans by surprise as although a show in London had been announced, many expected it to take place either at Craven Cottage or Wembley Arena but AEW was thinking bigger than that.

Wembley Stadium can hold 90,000 fans and the former stadium of the same name was the home to SummerSlam 1992 when over 80,000 people saw The British Bulldog defeat Bret Hart in the main event for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer commented on the massive card that AEW will need if they have hopes of filling the 90,000-seat stadium:

“To run a stadium this large they have to do the most loaded show they’ve ever done. I’m talking about – if it’s possible Sting’s retirement should be the key to this thing. I think maybe the success of Keiji Mutoh’s retirement show may have been a template for this, I don’t know that. But I do know from the Keiji Mutoh retirement show was really, really something – from an emotional standpoint and a production standpoint, it was better than WrestleMania and WrestleMania was great.

“The Sting retirement should be something gigantic. England wasn’t the place I expected for it but Wembley Stadium certainly is gigantic so I don’t know that that’s gonna be it but I think given Sting is going to be retiring before the end of the year if you’re going to do something that may be the place to do it, that’s probably the place to do it.”

No matches have been announced for the show but the press release for the event touts appearances from native stars such as Saraya, PAC, Anthony Ogogo, and AEW newcomer Nigel McGuinness.

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